This species occurs widely through Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazilian Amazonia. A dot-map of its distribution in French Guiana is provided in Lescure and Marty (2001). It occurs up to 200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in the leaf-litter or in holes in the forest floor in lowland tropical rainforest. It is an explosive breeder. The animals congregate to breed on one night in temporary pools in primary forest. The eggs laid on the surface of the water, and embryonic and larval development takes place in pools.
It is the most common Microhylid in the forests of French Guiana (Lescure and Marty, 2001). It is commonly found during the breeding season but is elusive at other times.
There are no threats overall, but there is ongoing habitat loss due to logging and fire, affecting local populations.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Robert Reynolds, Claude Gascon 2004. Chiasmocleis shudikarensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57763A11671845. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57763A11671845.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019